Engineering Ambassadors Continue Work Beyond Graduation
The Engineering Ambassadors student group continues to make an impact—even after students graduate. Recently, Jason Griffith ’12, an aeronautical engineering major who was an Engineering Ambassador as a student, reached out to Director Elizabeth Herkenham to support his visit to the Upper Merion Area Middle School located in King of Prussia, Pa. Griffith’s employer, Lockheed Martin, supports National Engineering Week by going into the local school district classrooms. The EA program supported his efforts by providing information and activity ideas for his visit to the school.
“I feel very blessed to have had opportunities to share my passion for engineering with students in my communities, first as a member of the RPI Engineering Ambassadors (EA) and now through Lockheed Martin,” said Griffith. “Both organizations share a common community outreach goal of introducing students to how awesome and valuable STEM careers can be. The foundation that EA laid for me, from the standpoint of personal development, has not only prepared me for volunteering with Lockheed Martin, but also has had a great positive effect on my career, with my presentation skills becoming a very marketable asset.”